Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara, California October 15-18, 2016
Celebrating 25 Years!
“Then & Now” Quilt Competition
The Yuko Watanabe BEST OF SHOW Award: #2073 No L by Janet Stone
First Place: #1086 Woven Journey by Claudia Pfeil
Honorable Mentions (2):
#1095 Dream a Little Dream of Me by Pat Rollie
Best Hand Workmanship: # 1049 Proud Peacock by Antonia Hering
First Place: #2050 Barbara’s Circle by Beth Nufer & Clem Buzick
Best Hand Workmanship: #2064 Charming Chintz by Linda Roy
BEST WALL QUILT: #3003 Yuja by Linda Anderson
Best Sewing Machine Workmanship: #3021 Why Knot? by Tanya Brown
Best Interpretation of Theme: #3042 Cachagua Indians by Claudia Gano
JUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Esterita Austin: #1096 My Montana Dreams by Laura Ruiz
Pacific International Quilt Festival
Celebrating 25 Years!
Santa Clara, California October 15-18, 2015
WEARABLE ART COMPETITION
BEST OF SHOW: #5006 Azulejos by Gilbert Muniz
BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Best of Show:
#6021 Organica by Harold Thomas
#5004 Buttoned and Tied to the Past by Frances Krupka
Call for entries!
The online and postmark entry deadline for the Pacific International Quilt Festival‘s Quilt and Wearable Art Competitions is this coming Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
Quilt Competition Theme:
Then & Now: In 2016, PIQF is celebrating twenty-five years! Where were you then; where are you now?
To enter the PIQF Quilt Competition,
please click here.
Bodacious by Claudia C Myers
Pacific International Quilt Festival XXV
October 13-16, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara (Bay area), California
Celebrating 25 Years at the
Pinnacle of the Art of Quilting!
A perennial favorite among Pacific International Quilt Festival show-goers is the annual Quilters Adventure Tour. Plans are now finalized for this always-popular event. Board the bus in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center at 8:30 am on Friday, October 14 and get ready for a day filled with amazing quilts!
The first stop on the adventure will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles where Nancy Bavor, the Museum’s Curator of Collections, will lead the Adventurers on a private tour of a special exhibit, The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium. In the last decades of the 20th century, California quilt makers charted new territory in quilt making, leading the nation in creativity and innovation. During the 1970s and 1980s, California artists were among the first to embrace the quilt medium as their primary means of expression. More traditional quilt makers also expanded horizons, creating original designs based on traditional quilt patterns. This exhibition includes works by pioneers of the art quilt movement such as Jean Ray Laury, Yvonne Porcella, Joan Schulze and Therese May, who pushed the boundaries of what could be called a quilt, and highlights late 20th and 21st century artists working in the quilt medium.
Next, this fun adventure tour will take the highway north to Livermore and the In Between Stitches quilt shop where you will be treated to a lecture by the Material Girlfriends, aka twin sisters Lisa Nort and Lora Zmak. After the lecture, there will be time for lunch on your own and shopping in Old Town Livermore. After shopping and lunch, you will visit Alden Lane Nursery for an outdoor quilt show in their beautiful flower gardens.
The final stop on the tour will be in Fremont for a visit to the studio of well-known quilter Gretchen Crozier. After sewing for more than 40 years, the quilting bug bit Gretchen in 1992. She stumbled into teaching a few years later. Her students encouraged me to enter PIQF in 2000, and she won a first place plus a photo of the quilt ended up on the cover of Quilters Newsletter. Gretchen told PIQF, “Paper piecing, applique, painting, …. I love them all.”
You’ll return to PIQF filled with new ideas and inspiration for future projects! The Quilters Adventure Tour is led by professional tour guide Barbara Lockwood. Included in the tour fee is transportation on a deluxe tour bus and Museum admission. Meals are not included.
The Pacific International Quilt Festival will be held October 13-16, 2016 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara/Bay Area, California. Click here for all the details!
First Annual National Modern Quilt Competition
Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs – Pacific International Quilt Festival
The Modern Quilt movement is making itself known across the globe and Mancuso Show Management is continuing to embrace Mod’s entry into the world of quilting. For 2016, Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs and Pacific International Quilt Festival are introducing a National Modern Quilt Competition – “Mid-Century Mod.”
Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists who enter the competition are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc.
The online and postmark deadline for Modern Quilt Competition entries is August 30, 2016. Accepted Modern Quilt Competition entries must be available for display at Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs, October 6-8, 2016 AND at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 13-16, 2016.
Competition entries to this new juried and judged competition will vie for over $6,000 in prizes generously sponsored by Founding Sponsor Bernina/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother / Meissner Sewing Center; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Eddie’s Quilting Bee, Bernina/Ralph’s Sewing Center, Gammill, Inc/Meissner Sewing Center, Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors ABM International/Innova, HandiQuilter; Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing and Special Vendor Sponsors Quilters Slidelock, Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations, and SewBatik. Pictured: The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer:
Quiltfest Oasis will take place in the Palm Springs Convention Center October 6-8, 2016. The Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara/Bay area is the venue for the 25th annual Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 13-16, 2016.
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer:
Saturday workshop opportunity: Circles, Circles presented by Eti David, a talented quilter who enjoys teaching those who love the craft as much as she does!
Eti David who is traveling to the Pacific International Quilt Festival from Ramat Hasharon, Israel started working in patchwork and quilting 32 years ago when. In 2005, she went to the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Ohio and became familiar with fusing. This technique changed her attitude towards quilting, and today, her quilts are mainly art quilts. Eti’s influences are daily life, nature and Israeli painters. She uses commercial fabrics as well as her own hand-dyed fabrics. She has taken part in many exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the USA and has had a solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Eti is also the Israeli coordinator for the World Quilt Competition.
Eti really enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others and would like to teach you all about circles on Saturday, October 15. In her full-day Circles, Circles workshop students will learn about line and how to create a running path using curved lines. You will also learn Eti’s easy fusing technique as well as beautiful and easy quilting.
A past student of Eti’s wrote, “What patience she has! Such a confident teacher! I learned so much!”
You’ll want to sign up for this workshop today – you’ll learn about circles and more from this skilled instructor from Israel!
With over $6,000 in prizes, the competition is sure to draw entries from some of the best Modern Quilters in the country. Pictured below: Shelter by Ann Horton.
The entries will be judged and displayed at Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs, October 6-8. Then, the quilts will travel to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara/Bay area where they will be on exhibit from October 13-16.
Mid-Center Mod entrants will be asked to respond to the competition’s theme:
- Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc. Where did you find the inspiration for your Mid-Century Mod quilt?
For entry information and details please visit the Modern Quilt Competiton on quiltfest.com.
The Mid-Century Mod competition is generously sponsored by Founding Sponsor BERNINA/California Sewing & Vacuums, Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Center, Major Sponsors Gammill/Meissner Sewing Center, Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center, Baby Lock/Eddie’s Quilting Bee, BERNINA/Ralph’s Sewing Center; Silver Sponsors ABM/Innova and Handi Quilter; Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Longarm Quilting Machines; and Special Vendor Sponsors Sew Batik and Quilter’s Slidelock.
Have a friend that you’re trying to convert into a quilter? Beginners are encouraged to attend all Mancuso Show Management quilt Shows! There’s so much to learn & aspire to and plenty of people willing to help. Click here to find a show near you: www.quiltfest.com.
Speaking of aspiring to… get a look at The End of the Line? By Joanne Baeth, Best Wall Quilt at the 2014 Pacific International Quilt Festival.
How would you like to win a $500 Quiltfest Bucks Shopping Spree to be spent in the fantastic Merchants Mall at World Quilt Florida AND have your quilt on display at the show? Enter Mancuso Show Management’s first ever Most Trending Quilt Competition for a chance to win! Anyone in the U.S. can win and entering is easy.
Visit Quiltfest – Mancuso Shows on Facebook. Then, comment on the Most Trending Quilt post with a photo of your quilt (1 quilt per person) and get all your friends to like it. Be sure to include all the details as described in the post.
The Most Trending Quilt must be available to hang in the World Quilt Florida show, January 7-9, 2016.
The Quilt with the most “likes” will be the winner! If you can’t make it to the show, you can always donate your Quiltfest Bucks to a friend who can attend!
World Quilt Florida
January 7-9, 2016 – Orlando, Florida